21 Jul. 10

BP Oil Spill: ‘Mystery Plumber’ May Be Brains Behind Containment Cap


There has been a lot of press recently concerning the BP oil spill, however, one specific article caught our attention.
This article

from ABC News is about a “mystery plumber” who sent in a sketch on how to solve the problem at the bottom of the Gulf. The articles states that they “received a late-night call from an apologetic mystery plumber… whose humble refusal to give his name at the time nearly brought [them] to tears.” The engineer said that, “You can kind of see how a plumber thinks this way. That’s how they have to plumb homes for sewage.”


We have a poster hanging in our office that reads “The Plumber Protects the Health of the Nation” and this story reminds us of this phrase. This is not just a cliche saying; it comes from the fact that potable water systems, as well as waste disposal systems, need to be designed and installed correctly to prevent a possible failure that could result in personal damage or health hazards. We believe that our industry is critical to the health and safety of the public. Plumbers protect the health of the nation every day and, as this story shows, in more ways than just in our homes and offices.

Read the full ABC News article here: